Redbridge boss Eaton pleased to be league leaders once again
PUBLISHED: 17:00 26 March 2018
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Redbridge joint-manager Ricky Eaton pleased to be back at the top of the Essex Senior League after a 3-0 victory against title rivals Takeley.
A brace from Thomas Gogo and another from Brian Moses sealed the three points for the Motormen at the Oakside Stadium.
“We’re delighted, obviously for us this close to the end of the season for us to beat Takeley as convincingly as we did is really pleasing to see,” Eaton said.
“We had a game plan and the boys executed it really well and they all put in a great shift for us so credit to the players.”
Eaton praised the performance put in and believes they controlled the game and looked comfortable.
“We were pretty solid and that’s not normally a word we associate ourselves with, defensively we were very strong, the boys put in a shift worked very hard and overall I think we dominated the game.
“We were in control after we got the first goal and the second one came quite quickly after as well.
“We probably could have scored a few more than we did to be fair but the two red cards changed the flow of the game and the shape of it as well.”
The former London Bari boss also praised Thomas Gogo for his display and adding some much-needed goals to his game.
“Thomas is a very good player and we’ve asked him in recent times to start getting himself in positions where he can score goals as we know he’s got it in his locker.
“One was penalty and one was an absolute beauty of a strike after he went round two or three players.
“We wanted to add a bit more to his game in terms of goals and he obliged that yesterday so credit to him.”
The game got heated in the 75th minute when Redbridge forward Moses and Takeley’s Powell were involved in an altercation inside the box, both were subsequently sent off, and Redbridge were awarded a penalty.
“It’s a straight red and more than likely it’s going to be reported as violent conduct.
“He got attacked by a Takeley player, he restrained the player by holding his arms, and then the player broke his arm free and tried to punch Brian.
“Brian grabbed him round the throat and the referee said I’ve got no option to send you off.
“I don’t know why the Takeley player even did it, they were 2-0 down and he gave away a penalty.”
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